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defense budget, i think chuck hagel seemed a very obvious choice. i basically thought that is where the president was going to go early on. host: this is a the news from "the new york times". the war and against hagel and republicans called him in the piecer based on what he said in iraq. he voted for the war but turned against it. easer sings very strong. guest: he voted for it and then had criticism of how it was being carried out. when you talk about the secretary defense, the most important thing that happened during the war is the surge. he voted against the surge. he called the worst mistake since vietnam. we know in terms of the military, strategy and the search worked. it was very successful. when you're talking about putting somebody in the secretary of defense has such strong views, in my opinion, that is the question that senators will be asking. host: we are going to share with you from the c-span video library some of the statements by senator chuck hagel and many interviews were conducted with him over the years. our que in a program and a number of speeches he has del
security interests. in 2008, accordingly, the department of defense obligated over $70 million to construct an afghan national army garrison there that would house 1800 national afghan army troops and their advisers. this is a multi-building garrison. it was supposed to be completed in june of 2009. in april 2010, it still was not completed. to make matters worse, the construction had been completed -- that had been completed had major problems. roofs were sagging or collapsing because the contractor had used improper welding and soldering techniques. worse yet, the site was constructed on unstable soil. because the contractor had not adequately prepared the site and stabilize the soil and constructed proper foundation, the buildings were collapsing. they were literally sinking into the ground, causing structural failure and making them unusable. in 2010 we inspected the site. we found problems and told the defense department to fix it. they promised to do so. however, last year we returned and we found a site in deplorable condition. although some structures had been fixed, the underlying
most gun owners reportedly keep a fire arm in their home for protection or self-defense, 83% of gun- related deaths in gun owner homes are the result of a suicide, often by somebody other than the gun owner. homes with guns are five times more likely to experience the suicide of a household member than homes without guns. five times. death by fire arm is the fastest growing methods of suicide. unlike suicide attempts using other methods, 92% of suicide attempts with a gun are fatal, meeting a temporarily depressed person who uses a gun on never get a second chance at life. individuals are nine times more likely to die by suicide if a loaded gun is in their house. congressman thompson, i know that you are a veteran and i know veterans issues are near and dear to your heart, as they are to mine, and i brought up a photo of my dad who was a marine veteran. i just want to share a couple of facts and then ask you for what i would like to address here tonight. 20% of u.s. deaths from suicide are veterans, yet veterabs make up only 10% of the population. veterans are more likely than the g
need further clarity that i am protected within the law. as i have said, the 1861 defenses against the person act 's tilt stands. the supreme court's judgment has not been legislated for, even though it is over 20 years since that judgment. it is open to a degree of interpretation. it is not supported by legislation. please be real short, we are asking for legislation that is broad enough to allow us to do our jobs, but we also want regulation. we want this process to be monitored. in all of our opinions, i believe, we need board legislation to allow us to do our job. this should be regulated in the patient's interest. society can be sure that we act appropriately at all times, and only to save the mother's life. it is part of all the steps but for that we would monitor terminations of pregnancy in order to save a life. we can be very clear that all decisions to do so are appropriate and according to the wishes of our society, to reserve life. we are about saving women's life. it is not about terminating pregnancy or destroying babies. it is about saving women's life. the cost of t
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